Disaster loans are available

Business and home owners, as well as renters impacted by February and March flooding, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Twenty counties, including St. Joseph, Cass and Branch, were declared disaster areas due to the extent of flooding they endured from the three-day rainfall that started Feb. 19.

SBA customer service representatives will be on hand this week and a portion of next to answer questions about the agency’s loan program and help prospective recipients complete their applications.

They will be based at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds Expo Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday next week.

Loan applications for physical property damage are due May 29 and can also be downloaded online at: sba.gov/disaster.

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